Happy Memorial Day Weekend! It is a happy weekend, isn’t it? I had fun on vacation, but I can’t wait to get home! I miss my bed, my furry children, and my friends. Kevin and I will get in late from the airport tonight, but we have a cookout planned for tomorrow. I love playing hostess. :)
My last full day in Cali was very entertaining. I had half a TJ’s sprouted wheat bagel with light whipped cream cheese for breakfast, along with a green apple and some coffee. Then I tried my first Physique 57 class out in Beverly Hills with the FitSugar reps. It was sooooo hard! The workout was so different from anything I usually do, and my thighs were on fire. Considering the “newcomer only” special was $210 for one month, I don’t think I’ll be doing it again any time soon.
rudely stole kindly accepted a Larabar from Kellan to feed my aching muscles. Our next class was YAS. YAS was 30 minutes of spinning followed by 30 minutes of yoga. I love spin, and I was amazed at how well my body took to it. My legs were hurting walking into the studio, but they felt better after only a few songs. Perhaps the upbeat instructor and her amazing playlist helped.
I had never done a yoga class before, so I was pretty intimidated. It wasn’t hard though. Actually, after the Physique 57 and the spin, stretching felt really good. My body was so warmed up from the spin that I got much deeper into the poses, especially pigeon and downward facing dog.
I then got a delicious eggplant wrap from TJ’s for lunch and met Kevin at the W Hotel’s rooftop pool/bar. It was crazy!
At 3 in the afternoon, some guy shook up and sprayed a $3,900 bottle of Dom Perignon on a few scantily clad females. Kev and I soaked up as much people-watching as we did sunshine! I stuck to Amstel Light, and I was shocked to see a $75,000 bottle of champagne on the menu. Whaaaaaa??? (No, that’s not my cigarette butt in the picture below! haha)
We then cleaned up for happy hour and dinner. We had a happy hour at a mediocre pub, and then we hit up Wood and Vine for dinner. Yes, it was at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine. I guess it’s kind of a pun? Anyway… we split a tapas plate, and our favorite cheese we tried was a Spanish goat cheese with the consistency of cheddar, so not a spread. The cheese is technically called, “Queso de Cabra.” It paired perfectly with our Stone IPAs. Beer + Cheese = Heaven We also split a small plate of seared scallops.
We then contemplated hitting some of the hot spots, such as Whiskey A Go Go or the Sky Bar, but we decided to just go to bed. I felt I got a club experience all afternoon at that pool. As always, thanks for reading! Time to pack and hit the road.